Advent ~Sixteen~


Advent ~Sixteen~

A person can move and change their geographical location….but they always take themselves with them.           ~Wilma Hauder

As the old saying goes….you can run but you can’t hide…

Psalm 139 says it like this:
Is there anyplace I can go to avoid your Spirit?
to be out of your sight?
If I climb to the sky, you’re there!
If I go underground, you’re there!
If I flew on morning’s wings
to the far western horizon,
You’d find me in a minute-
You’re already there waiting!

Repentance, it means to turn around.  Ann Voskamp writes that repentance ushers us into God’s grace.  Repentance brings resurrection….a new beginning…a clean slate.

Even though I run from God, He pursues me.  He knows I need His grace and His love and He doesn’t give up on me.  He doesn’t get tired of me.  He doesn’t get impatient.  He seeks to give me what He knows I need for my life.
Why in the world do I run away from His extravagant gifts?

“You aren’t equipped for life until you realize you aren’t equipped for life.  You aren’t equipped for life until you’re in need of grace.” ~Ann Voskamp